* Group dates are definitely the way to go. The more people the merrier!
* Have a definite plan. Involve everyone going on the date in the planning process, if possible.
* Be smart. Stay away from potentially uncomfortable or unsafe situations. Choose an activity and a place that is consistent with your moral standards.
* A ward dance, Church activity, or service project might be a good way to get to know someone in a familiar environment.
* Date friends who know and share your values. You'll be less nervous if you know the other people on the group date, too.
* Wear modest clothing.
* Get advice from parents, grandparents, or older siblings about dating. They have much more dating experience than you and can probably offer some good advice.
* Say a personal prayer before you go on a date. Ask Heavenly Father for help with any problem you might have.
* For safety's sake, be sure your parents know where you are going.
* Be considerate of your date's feelings and preferences.
* Remember: Good dates don't need to cost a lot of money.
* Above all, be yourself. Both you and your date will have more fun that way.